Each spring, the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee invites 5th to 8th grade students from 10 surrounding counties to demonstrate their spelling knowledge as they attempt to make their way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Interested schools register with Scripps in the fall and then conduct their own qualifying Spelling Bee at their school. Winners from each of the participating schools compete in a 50 word written test and 50 word vocabulary test held at the WITF Public Media Center. No more than the top 35 spellers participate in the WITF Grand Championship Spelling Bee, an oral spell down which is then broadcast on WITF TV. The winner from that bee qualifies to compete nationally in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Congratulations to Luke Capper, the 2016 WITF Central PA Spelling Bee Grand Champion! Luke is an 8th grader at St. Joseph School in Mechanicsburg. In addition to spelling, Luke enjoys history, science and geography. Luke will now move on to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington DC!
Congratulations to all of the spellers who participated in the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee. What an accomplishment!
You can watch the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee on Monday February 29th at 7:30pm, Thursday March 3rd at 7:30pm or Friday March 4th at 1:00pm. or stream it now.
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